Minister of Home Affairs v York 1982 ZLR (2) 48 S Crt: Fresh detention orders do not cure the defects in the detention.
Schedule 2 of the Zimbabwe Constitution provided that detentions made pursuant to Emergency Power Regulations had to be submitted within 30 days to a review tribunal. No tribunal appointed in respect of respondent. Fresh detention order made by applicant did not cure the defects in the detention.
But see Hickman v Minister of Home Affairs 1983 (1) ZLR 180 H Crt in which Pittman J dismissed an application to set aside a detention order in which the Review Tribunal had failed to hear the case in question after two months. The court accepted the explanation that the tribunal did not have a suitable venue for more than once a week.
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